Last Week in Free MP3s 11-16

trapper“The Trapper” – Zack Martin

This track is hard to pin down. The electronica parts give it an otherworldly air. It’s as if you’re being sucked into someone’s consciousness and you don’t get your bearings until the end of the song. It’s definitely one strange trip that’s worth taking.

“Hand Me Down” – Visqueen

This track is a solid rock song. There’s nothing exemplary or interesting about it, then again it’s free so what do you have to lose?

“Fly Me Away” – Annie Little

This song makes you happy. It’s Little’s use of piano and marching band-type instruments that gives the listener a sense of contentment. You’ll be keeping this one on a continuous loop just to keep the feeling going.

“Jolene” – Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton’s live rendition of one of her iconic tracks makes you feel as you’re at the concert. Of course there is the storyline in the song that keeps you riveted. Parton can tell a tale as she pleads with Jolene not to take her guy. Download this “just because you can.”

“The River” – Audra Mae

This stripped down track pulls you in with its subtle use of guitar and keeps you while the other instruments chime in. Of course it is Mae’s voice that makes this track extraordinary. Her voice sounds otherworldly and down to earth at the same time.

“Wonderlust King (BBC Sessions)” – Gogol Bordello

Imagine the strong messages in the music of Johnny Cash matched with the rhythms of Bob Marley. Then you would have an idea of what Gogol Bordello is attempting. In the beginning of the song it doesn’t work, but stick with it. The interesting mix of genres brings an entirely new listening experience that isn’t entirely unpleasant.

“Again” – Flyleaf

There is a reason why this is a billboard topping single. The hard-rock, pulsating rhythms let you know that you’re in for a wild ride. In addition the lyrical harmonies drive this song’s message home. Give in, let go and download this now.

About Donna-Lyn Washington 605 Articles
Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the 'Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’

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